Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby jhurst7 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:56 pm

Is there any more information about whether the Westmar launch is on or off?
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby kopius » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:46 pm

Unfortunately due to a large downpour of rain, the launch has to be postponed. Watch this space for a new date, however we are expecting sometime in November.
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby Sumo310 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:05 pm

Good news for the farmers, not so good for rocketeers.

We had rain at one of the first launches at Westmar, the ground turned to mud, cars got bogged and we churned up the paddocks. Hopefully the weather in November plays nice.
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby SpaceManMat » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:27 pm

These been no online announcement. I assume we are still go for Westmar next week end?
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby Digit » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:38 pm

Yep still a go. :D
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby kopius » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:19 am

The proposed launch this weekend has been postponed.

Due to operational requirements on the farm and machinery that will be in use, we are postponing the launch to a yet to be determined date. We will be making a plan over the next fortnight and will let everyone know as soon as possible.

On the upside, this gives everyone a little more time to prepare those bigger, faster and cooler rockets that can only be flown at Westmar. I know many people are working on some special projects including my own 52k’ flight on a M2245.

I look forward to catching up with everyone soon.


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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby kopius » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:24 am

Here is what is going on at the moment. This was taken just an hour ago Image


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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby SpaceManMat » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:43 am

Looks like the price of sorghum has come back from a yearly low in October. Farmers gotta make a profit.

Gr, gotta go into work now :|
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby SpaceManMat » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:22 am

Wouldn't what to be chased down by that rocket eating monster :shock:
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby jhurst7 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:31 pm

Does anyone know when the Westmar launch has been postponed to?

Will it be this year or next year?
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:52 pm

Jan 7/8
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby kopius » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:35 am

SpaceManMat wrote:Jan 7/8
TBC, that is the proposed date, we are just waiting to make sure the farm isn't being worked on.


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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby jhurst7 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:56 am

Ok, thank you everybody.
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby SpaceManMat » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:44 pm

So it looks like it's going to be a hot one out west - 34 on Saturday.

Are we still set for a 7/8 Jan launch?
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Re: Oct 1/2 launch Westmar

Postby kopius » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:15 pm

Unfortunately the launch is off this weekend. It is looking to be a scorcher, but they are having a fair bit of rain at the moment so the paddocks are not suitable to access.

This has been an unlucky run, so please wait out.
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